A new era of encoding dawns.
Elevate Your Encoder
Leveraging the cloud-based Perceptual Quality Optimization (PQO) platform used by UptiiQ – our mobile video distribution service, Blackbox adds Signal-Adaptive Bit Rate Estimation (SABRE), another EuclidIQ patented technology to offer a complete cloud-based video encoding service.
While the above paragraph is fully buzzword compliant and addresses our love of acronyms, Blackbox technology itself is fairly easy to understand. PQO is frame-based, assigning more bits to the most important areas of the frame. PQO’s approach is based on the human visual system. SABRE is segment-based. The technology looks at all the frames in the segment, compares what it sees to a library of models, and uses a model to determine the necessary bit rate to achieve the desired mean opinion score , or quality level for a group of frames.
Though SABRE and PQO work independently SABRE’s determinations take into account PQO’s bit rate reductions when setting the overall bit rate for the segment. Put more succinctly:
SABRE + PQO = Awesome video
With bandwidth reductions from 30% to 50% over commodity video encoders, Blackbox meets the encoding needs of every sized project. From a single file to a complete archive, no job is too big or too small to take advantage of Blackbox. Visibly better encoding in the cloud, at pricing competitive with standard encoders.